plasma jet

noun

Definition of plasma jet

: a stream of very hot ionized plasma also : a device for producing such a stream

Examples of plasma jet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These near-parallel strands seemed to be connecting the swirling lobes at the ends of the galaxy’s two plasma jets to each other. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, "Strange Extragalactic Strands Mystify Astronomers," 16 Apr. 2020 For over a century, astronomers have puzzled over solar spicules, the millions of plasma jets that cover the sun’s surface like whiskers. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Millions of Plasma ‘Spicules’ Could Explain the Extreme Heat of the Sun’s Atmosphere," 15 Nov. 2019 These guns are designed to shoot plasma jets of ionized gas into the chamber, targeting, compressing, and heating a cloud of fusion fuel inside. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "This Frankenstein's Monster Is Going to Be a Nuclear Fusion Reactor," 24 Oct. 2019

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Plasma jet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasma%20jet. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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